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Ron Paul fights indefinite detention of Americans

Ron Paul fights indefinite detention of Americans

Ron Paul took a day off from the campaign trail on Wednesday, not to pause from politics, but to urge his colleagues on Capitol Hill to overturn the provision in the National Defense Authorization Act that allows indefinite detention for Americans. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, or the NDAA, was inked […]

New Technology Allows CT Scans to Be Done with a Fraction of the Conventional Radiation Dose

New Technology Allows CT Scans to Be Done with a Fraction of the Conventional Radiation Dose

By Ian Demsky~ Newswise — A technological breakthrough is allowing the University of Michigan Health System to be the first teaching hospital in the U.S. to perform some CT scans using a fraction of the radiation dose required for a conventional CT image. Over the past decade, U-M scientists have contributed to the research behind […]

Wikipedia Goes Dark Over Anti-Piracy Bill

Wikipedia Goes Dark Over Anti-Piracy Bill

Wikipedia, the popular community-edited online encyclopedia, will black out its English-language site for 24 hours to seek support against proposed U.S. anti-piracy legislation that Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said threatens the future of the Internet. The service will be the highest profile name to join a growing campaign starting at midnight Eastern Time on Wednesday […]

Car stolen, quick bust by Desert Hot Springs Police

Car stolen, quick bust by Desert Hot Springs Police

On Monday, January 16, 2012, at approximately 0654 hours, officers from the Desert Hot Springs Police Department were called to investigate the theft of a motor vehicle. Officers learned that the vehicle was taken from in front of the location sometime during the night. While on patrol, at approximately 11:00 PM, officers located the stolen […]

Big Banks have Picked their Candidate, and It’s Romney

Big Banks have Picked their Candidate, and It’s Romney

By Andrew Dunn~ The country’s biggest banks are overwhelmingly supporting Mitt Romney’s bid for the Republican presidential nomination, an analysis of federal campaign contributions shows. Employees at the five largest U.S. banks by assets, including Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co., had given Romney about $600,000 through the first three quarters of […]

Italian cruise ship: Death toll rises to five with 17 still missing (VIDEO)

Italian cruise ship: Death toll rises to five with 17 still missing (VIDEO)

Rescuers have found two more bodies onboard the stricken Costa Concordia, bringing the death toll to five, while 17 more people remain missing. Earlier, a helicopter airlifted a survivor from the capsized hulk of the ship. The Italian Coastguard says the divers involved in the rescue operation have discovered the bodies of two elderly people […]

‘Marines urinating on Taliban’ video scandal sparks outrage

‘Marines urinating on Taliban’ video scandal sparks outrage

US and Afghan officials have condemned a video purportedly showing US Marines urinating on the bodies of slain Taliban fighters. Though the Taliban says the “brutal” acts will not derail peace talks, the damage to the US mission may be irreversible. A statement released by Afghan President Hamid Karzai Thursday called the act “completely inhumane” […]